By Clifford J. Sherry

ISBN-10: 0874367336

ISBN-13: 9780874367331

Animal Rights increases either the ethical and useful questions inherent within the factor and examines how societies have reacted to animal trying out long ago. writer Clifford Sherry discusses the philosophical foundation of animal rights, offers the professionals and cons in their use for study, studies the problems surrounding animal rights, together with experimentation and animal harvesting, and offers the historical past of the problem, major federal laws, and arguments of activists on each side of the debate.Each quantity is easily prepared and written in language that's effortless to appreciate. next sections comprise biographical sketches of people who've contributed to shaping smooth attitudes towards experimentation; felony files, legislation, and U.S. federal laws; an in depth directory of businesses and govt companies; and bibliographies of chosen print and nonprint assets.

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Early experiments involved making lesions in the nervous system and then observing the animal to determine how the lesion impacted behavior. Other experiments involved stimulating the brain, either electrically or with chemicals or drugs, and determining what happened. The only other source of information is what some early investigators called "experiments of nature"; that is, observing a human born with a specific defect in their brain and, following death, removing the brain to attempt to find the defect.

Notes 1. Saving Lives Coalition, Statement of Support. Signed June 1992. 2. Ingrid Newkirk, Vogue, September 1989. 3. , Washingtonian Magazine, August 1986. 4. Alex Pacheco, New York Times, 14 January 1989. 5. Kevin Beedy, The Politics of Animal Rights: The Animal's Agenda, March 1990. 6. Report on National Public Radio, 27 April 1991. 7. Americans for Medical Progress. 8. Dr. Robert J. White, Reader's Digest, March 1988. 9. Dr. C. Everett Koop, Animals: The Vital Link to Health and Safety, Partners in Discovery.

The Education of Neurobiologists The human brain is not particularly impressive looking. Weighing only three pounds, it is small enough to be held in one hand. The cerebrum, which looks very much like a giant wrinkled walnut, makes up 70 percent of the entire nervous system. It is about the size of two fists held together. A fresh, unpreserved brain has the consistency of gelatin and is grayish. Despite its unimpressive look, the human brain is more complex than the largest and fastest man-made computer.

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